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L'oeil du tigre I

Artist:
Bernard Voïta (Swiss, born 1960)
Date:
1999
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
47 x 70 cm (18 1/2 x 27 9/16 in. )
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Gary and Sarah Wolkowitz Gift, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.310
Rights and Reproduction:
© Bernard Voïta
Not on view
This sweeping landscape view of windblown waves of grain is, in fact, a close-up photograph of a piece of fur that Voïta shot in his studio. Like many of the artists in this exhibition, Voïta operates in the gap between truth and illusion. Starting from the premise that photographs shape and distort reality, he creates subtly disorienting pictures that are essentially about the processes of perception that the viewer brings to them.
Inscription: Signed in ink on gallery label affixed to frame verso: "B Voïta"; gallery label affixed to verso: "Bernard Voïta // L'oeil du tigre, I // 1999 // tirage bartyé Edition #: 3/5 // 47 x 70 cm. // (V 16)", "Galerie Rodolphe Janssen // ru de Livourne 35 B1050 Bruxelles // tel 0032 2538018"
the artist; [Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels?]; [C.R.G. Gallery, New York City]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Reality Check: Truth and Illusion in Contemporary Photography," November 4, 2008–March 22, 2009.

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